Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do the classes take place?
A: We have 2 locations.
All Tuesday classes take place at:
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St Bernardusstraat 24A
6211 HL Maastricht
Entrance is at the big green door near the “Hell Gate”.
You can park your car for free at the Pieterskade. Don’t park in the centre, this is only for inhabitants.
All other classes take place at our dance school:
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6215 AC Maastricht
You can park your car for free in front of the location or at the parking lot behind the building.
Q: How long is a course?
A: One regular dance course consists of 8 lessons and every lesson is 1 hour. Summer courses and the November course consist of 4 lessons of 1 hour. See our timeschedule when your lesson starts.
Q: I can’t come every lesson. Is that a problem?
A: Especially when you are a beginner, we advise you to come every week since the basics are the most important. We offer the same levels multiple times a week, so you can join another day or you can join another week twice. You can book and re-schedule your classes in our handy app. We don’t offer a refund though.
Q: Do you have student discounts?
A: We sure do! Check our fees and registration page for our special rate for students.
Q. Can I use a bankcard (pincard) to pay for my lessons?
A. Yes, this is possible, you can also pay cash. However we prefer that you pay online or through our handy app, so you get your dance class credits directly into your online account.
Q: Can I take a try-out lesson to see if i like it?
A: We have special try-out weeks that are free of charge in January and September. Check our website to see when the next week is. You are always free to come and just watch a lesson. If you however also wish to join a lesson (you experience it from doing and not from watching :) and it’s not a try-out week, it’s is a 10 euro admission fee. If you afterwards decide to join the rest of the classes you get a 10 euro discount. Please register in advance if you want to join a try-out.
Q: Do i need to buy special dancing shoes?
A: No, this is not required. Later on, especially for the ladies, dancing shoes are nice to have if you want to do multiple spins with ease (and it’s much better for your knees).
Q: What clothes do you recommend?
A: Just wear anything you feel comfortable in. Dancers don’t really wear sports clothes, but you also don’t need to dress up (but you may :) Only for bachata sensual, we advise pants or leggings.
Q: Can I bring my own beverages and food?
A: No, sorry you can’t do that. You can buy your drinks at the bar. Food is not allowed.
Q: Can I come alone, or do I have to bring a partner?
A: You don’t have to bring a partner. We make sure there are people who can help out if there are uneven numbers of dancers. And we switch dance partners a lot, so you never stand alone for a long time.
Q: Do we have to switch dancepartners then?
A: No, it’s not compulsory. If you want to have a night out with your partner, that’s great! However, we do advise you to join the rest of the group. You learn a lot from other dance partners, and they learn from you. And you can show off your progress to your significant (dance)partner.
Q: Can I film your lessons?
A: Only with permission from the teachers. But normally you can record the routine at the end of the class so you can practice it at home. Feel free to put it on social media :)